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Senior Reporter/Videojournalist

Bill brings more than 40 years experience covering Central New York to his role as Senior Reporter/Videojournalist for Time Warner Cable News. Bill was part of our original team of journalists hired in 2003 for the channel's launch, and specializes in coverage of government and local politics. In his long career, Bill has been News Director at both WHEN and WSYR Radio, News Director at WTVH-TV, and Senior Reporter at WIXT-TV. Bill is a three-time New York Emmy winner, has a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award plus several regional Murrows, and has won a number of awards from the New York State Associated Press and the Syracuse Press Club. Bill is enshrined on the Press Club's Wall of Distinction.

Email Bill your story ideas and suggestions: bill.carey@twcnews.com.
Follow him on Twitter: @BCareyTWCNews













 

Videojournalist

Brad is the weekday morning reporter at Time Warner Cable News and he’s the face many Central New Yorkers wake up to each day. Brad comes into work at 3:30 a.m. and many times he’s the first on the scene of an overnight or early morning breaking news story. He has several years of live shot experience and he’s able to gather facts quickly and deliver information smoothly and accurately to viewers in a matter of minutes. In addition to covering breaking news, Brad usually has a good feature story or previews an upcoming event each morning to help you start your day with a smile.

In addition to his regular routine, Brad can be found at the anchor desk or in the traffic studio. Brad’s wealth of local news and sports knowledge make him ideal to cover the events that matter to Central New Yorkers the most. Some of Brad’s favorite assignments include following the Syracuse University basketball and football teams and fans during big games and post season tournaments across the country. Brad wears multiple hats and serves as our Mohawk Valley sports reporter for our award winning “First and 10” high school football show.

Brad started at Time Warner Cable News CNY in July of 2004 in our Mohawk Valley newsroom. He’s from Herkimer County and a graduate of Frankfort-Schuyler High School, Herkimer County Community College and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and working out. You can send him story ideas at Brad.Vivacqua@twcnews.com or find out more about where each day takes him by following him on Twitter @BradTWCNews.


 

Videojournalist

Sarah joined the TWC News team in 2010 as a reporter in the Mohawk Valley Newsroom, and is now based in our main Syracuse newsroom. She's excited to be a part of the news team she's watched since her days as a student at Syracuse University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her interest in the news began early -- before reporting for SU's CitrusTV, she anchored her high school and middle school newscasts.

Sarah began her career reporting and anchoring for WICZ-TV in Binghamton where she covered stories ranging from the shootings at the American Civic Association to layoffs at Lockheed Martin's Owego plant.

When not keeping up to date on the latest news, Sarah enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and hearing from members of the community.If you have a story idea, you can email her at sarah.blazonis@twcnews.com.
Follow Sarah on Twitter: @SarahTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Brian Dwyer is a videojournalist in our Watertown Newsroom, where he has been based since joining Time Warner Cable News in 2005. Brian is one of the most-experienced and respected reporters in the Watertown/Fort Drum area and has been honored with numerous awards from the New York State Associated Press and the Syracuse Press Club for his hard news, feature, and series reporting. Brian came to TWC News from WSTM in Syracuse where he was a member of the sports department. A Central New York native, Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Broadcasting from SUNY Oswego.

If you have a story idea, you can email Brian at brian.dwyer@twcnews.com.
Follow him on Twitter: @Brian_TWCNews














 

Videojournalist

Katie Gibas joined the Time Warner Cable News team in February of 2009 in the Watertown Newsroom. She now works from our headquarters facility in Syracuse as a dayside reporter and health specialist.

Katie attended Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. She double minored in Management and in Conflict Resolution.

Before she joined the TWC News team, Katie held numerous internships at stations in Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton. She also interned with NBC in Beijing, China for the 2008 Summer Olympics. She worked with the Buffalo Bills in their Media Relations Department.

Originally from Buffalo, Katie is thrilled to be in Upstate New York. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, traveling, cooking, figure skating and watching football and hockey.

If you have a story idea, you can email Katie at katie.gibas@twcnews.com.
Follow Katie on Twitter: @KGibasTWCNews







 

Videojournalist

Candace Hopkins joined the Time Warner Cable News team in April of 2011 as a reporter in the Oswego newsroom, and is now based in our main Syracuse facility. She comes to New York from her native state of Rhode Island, where she spent two years as an assignment editor at WPRI-TV in Providence.

Candace attended American University in Washington D.C. where she received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, with a minor in history. During college she spent a summer teaching English to students on the island of Mauritius, a semester abroad in Ireland, and she traveled to Lebanon.

In her spare time, you’ll find Candace cheering on her favorite sports team, the Boston Red Sox, traveling, and skiing. If you have a story idea, you can email Candace at candace.hopkins@twcnews.com.
Follow her on Twitter: @CHopkinsTWCNews







 

Videojournalist

Tamara joined the Time Warner Cable News team in 2008 as a Videojournalist in our Ithaca Newsroom. Since then she's covered breaking news and local stories all over Central New York and the Finger Lakes region. Tamara also fills-in regularly at our anchor desk.

Tamara is originally from Southern California and earned her Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCLA. She began her career as a reporter for UCLAtv, and spent time as a field producer for documentaries before moving to the east coast.

Tamara has covered several high-profile cases, including the murder trials of Blazej Kot and Randy Thibeault. She was part of the team providing around-the-clock coverage of the Binghamton ACA shootings and aftermath, and is a recipient of a Syracuse Press Club Award for her "Your Hometown" story on Ithaca’s film history.

If you have a story idea, you can email Tamara at tamara.lindstrom@twcnews.com.
Follow her on Twitter: @TamaraTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Iris St. Meran joined the Time Warner Cable News team in February 2008 as a reporter in our Mohawk Valley Newsroom. She now reports on weeknights from our Syracuse headquarters. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Iris moved to Central New York after working at New England Cable News as a Digital Media Producer and Desk Assistant. During her time there, Iris had the opportunity to be a field producer at the 2008 Presidential Primary in New Hampshire.

Iris graduated cum laude from Emerson College, majoring in broadcast journalism with a concentration in music. While at Emerson, she spent some time at the Los Angeles campus and interned with CNN. She also interned at WCVB-TV, Boston's ABC affiliate.

When she is not working, Iris enjoys singing, listening to live music and spending time with her friends and family. As a Bostonian, Iris loves to cheer for the Red Sox and the Patriots. If you have a story idea, you can email Iris at iris.stmeran@twcnews.com.
Follow Iris on Twitter: @IrisTWCNews



 

Videojournalist

Cara Thomas joined Time Warner Cable News as the reporter for our North Country Newsroom in Potsdam and is now based in our Mohawk Valley Newsroom, covering the Utica, Rome and Herkimer County region.

Cara is originally from the Rochester area and began her news career with Time Warner Cable News Rochester as a photographer. Cara graduated from Messiah College with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre. During Cara's senior year of college, she spent the summer interning at Time Warner Cable News. She learned a lot of great lessons about news and life during her experience. Working alongside such a talented crew encouraged Cara to pursue reporting.

Cara loves to report on positive stories happening in the Valley and strives to look for a positive outlook in any situation. Outside of work, Cara loves to go to the theatre, read a good romance novel, and play board games with friends.

If you have a story idea, you can email Cara at cara.thomas@twcnews.com.
Follow Cara on Twitter: @CThomasTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Carmella has been a videojournalist for Time Warner Cable News since November 2012. She started in our Watertown Newsroom and joined our team in Binghamton in 2013. Carmella is seen weekday mornings throughout the Southern Tier, helping you start your day with the latest news and information. Carmella graduated from Penn State University in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English.

Before she joined TWC News, Carmella held many internship positions, including at WNEP-TV in her native Scranton, PA. During her time there, she helped cover many different news stories including the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial.

Email Carmella your story ideas and suggestions: carmella.mataloni@twcnews.com.
Follow her on Twitter: @CarmellaTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Crystal has always had a passion for storytelling and is happy her path has brought her to the Southern Tier. Crystal joined the Time Warner Cable News team in January 2013 as a Reporter/Videojournalist in our Corning/Elmira newsroom.

Before heading to the Southern Tier, Crystal spent two years working at KYW-TV, the CBS station in Philadelphia, as a Digital Media Producer. While in Philadelphia, Crystal was awarded two journalism fellowships - the Knights Digital Media Fellowship at UC Berkeley and the Kiplinger Fellowship for Public Affairs Reporting at Ohio State University.

Raised in New Jersey, Crystal graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Journalism. While in college, she interned at CBS Interactive and the CBS Evening News. During her sophomore year, Crystal was awarded a White House Correspondents’ Award for her passion for journalism and academics.

When she is not working, Crystal loves spending time with friends and family, cooking, and playing with her cat. If you have a story idea, email her at crystal.cranmore@twcnews.com.
You can also follow her on Twitter:
@CranmoreTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Alexa joined Time Warner Cable News in September 2013 as a videojournalist in the Binghamton newsroom. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in Marketing.

In addition to interning at six different news companies, including right here at TWC News, Alexa reported, anchored and produced for Syracuse University’s student-run television station, Citrus TV.

Originally from Central New Jersey, Alexa enjoys running, reading, and following people and events through all of the social media. She loves covering stories that matter to viewers in the Southern Tier. If you have a story idea, you can email her at alexa.green@twcnews.com.
Follow Alexa on Twitter: @AlexaTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Emily Lorsch joined Time Warner Cable News in June 2014 as a reporter in the Binghamton newsroom. She graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with a double-major in journalism and business with a concentration in marketing.

Before Emily joined the Time Warner Cable News team, she was a Fox News Channel campus associate and worked as a reporter for Foxnews.com and Foxbusiness.com. She was also an intern at CNN, Fox Business Network and News 12 Long Island. She helped produce coverage of the 2013 presidential election, the Benghazi attack, Superstorm Sandy and the Sandy Hook shooting.

Emily studied abroad in Rome, Italy, and has traveled to 24 cities and 12 countries. She went to Ghana on a mission to assist that country’s efforts toward financial self-sufficiency. In her spare time Emily loves traveling, going to the beach, listening to music, and dancing. She is originally from Long Island, and is excited to be covering news across the Southern Tier. Send her your story ideas, and follow her on Twitter.


 

Videojournalist

Elizabeth joined the Time Warner Cable News team in September of 2013 as a videojournalist in the Watertown Newsroom. She is a Central New York native, but spent four years living in New York City while studying at New York University. She received her bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

While living in New York, Elizabeth worked for a variety of newsrooms, including print and broadcast. She has worked for Seventeen Magazine, ABC News Worldwide and our sister channel, Time Warner Cable News NY1. Elizabeth is thrilled to be back in her native Central New York area and still working for TWC News.

In her spare time, Elizabeth loves to hit the gym. If you have a story idea, you can email her at elizabeth.jeneault@twcnews.com.
Follow Elizabeth on Twitter: @Liz_TWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Matt joined the Time Warner Cable News team in January 2014 as a videojournalist in our North Country Newsroom in Potsdam.

Matt received his B.S. in broadcast news from Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in December 2013. In his time at Kent State, Matt filled a variety of roles for TV2, the College Media Association's student-run station-of-the-year in both 2012 and 2013.

Matt covered President Barack Obama's campaign visit to Kent State, He won a Hearst award for his story on athletic concussion reporting at Ohio high schools. Matt also spent time interning at WISN-TV in his hometown of Milwaukee.

In his free time, Matt enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams or playing a round of golf. If you have a story idea, you can email him at matt.jarchow@twcnews.com.
Follow Matt on Twitter: @MJarchowTWCNews


 

Videojournalist

Alana LaFlore joined the Time Warner Cable News team in February 2014 as a videojournalist in the Mohawk Valley newsroom. She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she earned a Master of Science in broadcast and digital journalism. Alana completed her undergraduate degree at Marist College where she majored in Radio/Television/Film.

Alana interned at various journalism and media outlets in Syracuse, New York City, Washington, Atlanta and London, England. A Central New York native, Alana is excited to be reporting on communities close to home. If you have a story idea, you can email her at alana.laflore@twcnews.com.
Follow her on Twitter: @AlanaTWCNews


 

Videojournalist
Mike Toper reports on both news and sports as a videojournalist based in our Ithaca newsroom. He covers the Cortland-Ithaca area, the eastern Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier. Previously, Mike was a photojournalist for WSYR-TV in his hometown of Syracuse.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego. While he supports the Green and Gold, he is also an avid Yankees fan and cheers for anything SU. When he’s not covering news and sports, Mike enjoys running, the gym, hiking and anything outdoors. He also loves live music and enjoys all Ithaca has to offer.

If you have any story ideas for Mike you can e-mail him or follow him on Twitter @MToperTWCnews.


 

Political Reporter

Nick Reisman joined the Capital Tonight team as a reporter and blogger in April 2011. Before that, he covered state government and politics for Gannett’s Albany bureau.

Before covering the Capitol, Nick was a staff reporter at The Post-Star in Glens Falls and interned at The Daily News in New York City. He is a 2007 graduate of the University at Albany majoring in history and journalism and native of Yonkers, New York.

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